Archives Diary: Hotel Stationery from the Goldstein-Avery Papers

The Vendome stationery, from the David Goldstein- Martha Moore Avery Papers, MS1986-167. John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

The Vendome stationery, from the David Goldstein- Martha Moore Avery Papers, MS.1986.167. John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

This Flickr set features examples of letterhead on hotel stationery from the correspondence of David Goldstein. These letters were sent to Martha Moore Avery from lecture tour stops, ca. 1911-1916.

The Goldstein-Avery Papers include writings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs and ephemera. Goldstein (1869-1958) and Martha Moore Avery (1851-1929) were former Socialists who converted to Catholicism in early 20th-century Boston. They were founders of the Catholic Truth Guild (1917) and Goldstein was founder of the Catholic Campaigners for Christ (1936). Avery actively supported Boston College as a member of the womens’ booster group Philomatheia. Goldstein and Avery were both affiliated with the Boston School for Political Economy and both were writers, lecturers and lay street preachers who promoted Catholicism and opposed Socialism and Communism through their work in Boston and throughout the United States.  If you’re interested in learning more about the Goldstein-Avery Papers then contact the Burns Library at 617-552-4861 or

  • Shelley Barber, Reference & Archives Specialist, John J. Burns Library

About John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections at Boston College

The University’s special collections, including the University’s Archives, are housed in the Honorable John J. Burns Library, located in the Bapst Library Building, north entrance. Burns Library staff work with students and faculty to support learning and teaching at Boston College, offering access to unique primary sources through instruction sessions, exhibits, and programming. The Burns Library also serves the research needs of external scholars, hosting researchers from around the globe interested in using the collections. The Burns Library is home to more than 200,000 volumes and over 700 manuscript collections, including holdings of music, photographic materials, art and artifacts, and ephemera. Though its collections cover virtually the entire spectrum of human knowledge, the Burns Library has achieved international recognition in several specific areas of research, most notably: Irish studies; British Catholic authors; Jesuitica; Fine printing; Catholic liturgy and life in America, 1925-1975; Boston history; the Caribbean, especially Jamaica; Nursing; and Congressional archives.
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